Graham Oakley

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Graham Oakley

Whitfield Ward

Chair of the Labour Group

Graham is a member of the Development Control Committee and the Corporate Select Committee

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Telephone : 01457 866353

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Latest Update from Cllr Graham Oakley

I have been working on a number of issues after recent street surgeries, including a leaking roof; blocked road grids; a problematic planning application; drug dealing and a rat infestation.

I’m continuing to work with residents and HPBC officers to deliver a new children’s playground on Whitfield Recreation Ground. Parents and children have been involved in the choosing of equipment and the selection of a company to install it. Work will begin soon. Before the summer we will have a park to be proud of.

Whitfield has a lot of council flats. I am pressing for the communal areas to be given a makeover and for council fencing to be repaired or replaced.


About Graham

I have lived in Whitfield for over 20 years. I have represented the ward on High Peak Borough Council for the last 12 years. During that time I have maintained close contact with residents, attending monthly surgeries in the market arcade and holding nearly 150 street surgeries. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a councillor is being able to help people with a range of issues. Some are solved with a single phone call, others take months of meetings and emails.
I have helped local groups with small grants and supported Whitfield’s new resident’s organisation, People of Whitfield, as they embark on a project to create a new play area on the Rec and put on free events for families. It has been encouraging to see the greater use of Pure Vibes on Ebenezer Street. We must ensure that this facility and the recreation ground continue to be the hub of our community.
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